I have fussed and fidgeted with giraffes until I saw elephants!
After re-reading it, my daughter agreed that the final is the best. Every time I try to change it, the last stanza's just don't work.
I proceeded to do the phone calls to get 'names' to send the MS off to. My goodness, the gatekeepers at publishing houses are good. If their policy states they don't take unsolicited manuscripts, they pretty much reiterate that when you call. I pulled a few names from them, however, and will buy 'good' paper tomorrow and send a few simultaneous submissions out.
So - by the end of this week, God willing, I will have sent out four. I don't want to do more than that, at the moment.
I still have to create the spreadsheet to keep track of who I sent them to, but that won't take long at all. Thankfully.
I spent some time writing some drivel. I had to write. Editing is so time-consuming and soul-robbing. It was fun to write again. Once I've sent off the four letters, I'm going to go back to 'Blue' and spend time with Kathleen and her cohorts.
Life is worth everything.